Over half term we took a couple of days mid week to visit family in London and Brighton. We are lucky in that Nick’s Mum still has a large family house despite living alone and it does mean we have a great base for visiting friends in the area and catching up with the children’s cousins. The closest big city is Brighton and the children love to visit, from the pier to The Lanes, the pebble beach to the hustle and bustle of city life, it is all so very different from Cornwall and it always features somewhere in our itinerary.
After trailing round the regular shops trying to sort school trousers and shoes for the boys we rewarded ourselves with a wander through The Lanes. Clio and I love the beautiful jewellery while the boys and Farmer Nick could spend hours looking at the gun shop!
There is one shop quite special to both Nick and I, it is where my engagement ring came from and in fact 21 years ago exactly to when we were there. A bit of a staged photo but the kids were fascinated to hear that this was the shop we stood in deliberating over rings all those years before.
The lanes link the shopping parades to the sea front and as we emerged we dropped down onto the beach. It was sunny but freezing cold, despite this the kids played and we enjoyed a picnic lunch. I think the locals must have thought us quite mad with our picnic on the pebble beach in February but we did head for a coffee after!
Revived, and feeling warmer, we enjoyed a family golfing challenge on the seaside crazy golf course. The holes were really well maintained and great fun to play. It is still on the back burner as an idea for Coombe Mill, although to make it as fun and interesting as this one would cost a pretty penny!
All in a lovely day in a city with a bit of everything to offer it’s visitors
Joining in with Country Kids
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Two chances to Win with Rockfish & Country Kids
Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly
I am delighted to announce that Rockfish have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish Wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.
Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here, will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month. My March winner will be able to choose any welly form the online range. For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here
Huge congratulations to Little Hearts Big Love who is our Februaury Rockfish winner with a wonderful poem and photos from their Forest Stick Man adventure. Louise enjoy choosing a pair of your favourite Rockfish wellies.
A few of my favourites in with a chance of the March Rockfish Boots:
Leeds Castle is somewhere I've always wanted to visit, The Joy of Five had a wonderful day that left them wanting to return
Island Living 365 Enjoyed a great day out with giant balls and pillow outdoor play at aMazin
Herne Hill Mum proves there is countryside on the door step for Country Kids fun even in the city
Win 25% off weekly with Rockfish
On top of the monthly free wellies, Rockfish has kindly offered everyone who enters #CountryKids this week a chance to win of 25 off at their online store, a little extra incentive for some affordable outdoor fun
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares life on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Emma and our children. Step into our beautiful 30 acres and experience nature close up with farming and educational crafts in stunning North Cornwall. Family, fun and adventure start here.